Middlesbrough vs Derby County
Date: Wednesday, 25 November 2020
Kick-Off at 19.00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Riverside Stadium.
The biggest disappointment of the English Championship so far are Derby County. Squad which participated in the playoffs last season is currently hammered to the last position on the table after collecting only six points from 12 matches.
Wayne Rooney and co will have to do much better in order to avoid embarrassment and relegation to tier three league in England.
This Wednesday they are paying a visit to Riverside to face Middlesbrough, and anything but another loss would be considered as a success really.
Hosts haven’t scored one single goal in the last three appearances, so it seems like they are having a crisis of their own. Boro are labelled as favorites for the win, currently priced at 1.90 odds.
Middlesbrough vs Derby County Head-to-head
These two teams have a long history when it comes to head to head matches. There were 104 duels in the past and Middlesbrough were more successful with 48 wins in comparison to Derby’s 33.
The Rams were looking better in last season’s clashes though. Game at Riverside ended without a winner 2-2 FT, while beating the opposition at Pride Park 2-0.
Four out of the last five meetings ended with both teams scoring at least one goal.
Middlesbrough vs Derby County Prediction
The biggest strength of Neil Warnock’s squad so far has been defending. Middlesbrough conceded only six goals in 12 games, which is making them the best defense in the league. If only their strikers were in such form like the back line. Efficiency is a burning issue, as Boro scored only nine times. Abovementioned stats were enough for 8th place with 18 points total. 11 of them were collected at the Riverside.
Derby County continued with series of losses during the last weekend, getting defeated at Ashton Gate by Bristol City. That was third loss in a row, without scoring one single goal. Since both teams struggle to find the net, Under 2.5 goals seems like an obvious choice. As for the full-time winner, we are picking Middlesbrough. They have solid results at this stadium while Rams are in huge crisis.
Middlesbrough vs Derby County Bet Tips
Home win @ 1.90
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.58.